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Join the 2018 Telework Days Campaign Apply now and hear about the "Day You Change Your Working Style"

On April 20, 2018, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will start accepting applicants for registration as participants in a campaign titled “2018 Telework Days.” In this campaign from July 23 (Mon.) to 27 (Fri.), 2018, participating companies and associations will be requested to encourage their employees to conduct teleworking for at least two days: July 24 (Tues.) and other optional days during the period that they choose according to their business schedules.

Prior to this campaign, on June 26, 2018, METI will hold a pre-event called “Day You Change Your Working Style.”

1. Starting acceptance of applicants for registration as participants in the 2018 campaign

On March 2, 2018, METI released an implementation policy of the 2018 Telework Days campaign. Concerning this campaign, METI hereby announces that it will start registration of participants on April 20, 2018.

Categories of eligible participating associations

  • Associations that will conduct teleworking:
    Associations that will conduct teleworking or trial efforts therefor, regardless of the number of participating employees or workers
  • Associations that will provide special cooperation to the campaign:
    Associations that will provide cooperation to the campaign in a manner that (1) encourages employees to conduct teleworking for at least two days; (2) encourages at least 100 employees to conduct teleworking on July 24 (Tue.), and (3) measures effects of teleworking, such as traffic mitigation and changes in consumption expenditure.
  • Associations that will support the campaign:
    Associations that will provide know-how, work spaces, software and other tools to conduct the campaign

Key points of the 2018 campaign

  • Encourage employees to conduct telework for at least two days as Telework Days: July 24 (Tue.) and other optional days between July 23 (Mon.) and 27 (Fri.), 2018.
  • July 24 (Tue.) is determined as a core day to request participants that will provide special cooperation to measure effects of teleworking.
  • Companies and associations that intend to participate in the campaign for the first time are asked to conduct teleworking only on July 24 (Tue.).
  • The target goal of participants is at 100,000 employees from 2,000 associations.
  • METI will encourage small and mid-sized companies and associations, and associations located in areas other than Tokyo, to participate in the campaign.
  • Through this campaign, METI will aim to promote a variety of working styles, such as those combined with staggered working hours.

METI will strive to promote working style reform by collaborating between the Telework Days campaign and the Jisa Biz campaign by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

2. Pre-event of the campaign

METI will hold a pre-event to raise momentum of the 2018 Telework Days campaign.

  • Date and time: June 26 (Tue.), 2018; from 15:00 to 16:30
  • Venue: Yurakucho Asahi Hall
  • Postal code: 100-0006; 11th floor of Yurakucho Mullion, 2-5-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo
  • Telephone: 03-3284-0131
  • Organizers: The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), METI, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), the Cabinet Secretariat and the Cabinet Office
  • Co-organizers: The Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the KEIDANREN and the Japan Telework Association

Regarding the program of and how to participate in the campaign, METI will release pertinent information on the website below as it becomes available.

Release date

April 20, 2018

Divisions in Charge

  • IT Innovation Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI
  • Office for Promoting Enhanced Information Distribution, Promotion for Content Distribution Division, Information and Communications Bureau, MIC
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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